Inside Out In Istanbul

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Inside Out In Istanbul
My blog is about Turkish culture and its people well. I fascinated with the way traditional culture, such as kına gecesi and hamam rituals, mix and re-form in this modern metropolis.
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  • Raimondo D'Arcono - an Italian Architect in Istanbul 6 days ago Just before the December rains set in I took advantage of Istanbul’s blue sunny skies to go exploring. My aim was to find works by Raimondo D’Arcono, an Italian architect responsible for bringing Art Nouveau architecture to the city. D’Arcono … Continue reading → The post Raimondo...
  • 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World by Elif Safak 3 weeks ago Until now I haven’t been a fan of Elif Safak’s writing. I found her early novels (The Bastard of Istanbul  and The Flea Palace) disjointed and in the case of the latter, more like a collection of vignettes than a … Continue reading → The post 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World by...
  • Orhan Veli Kanik - an innovative Turkish poet 2 months ago Everyone hopes their children and grandchildren go on to bigger and better things, but it’s unlikely Orhan Veli Kanik’s grandfathers expected their grandson would become a poet. They were both traders and yet they were exactly the people Veli had … Continue reading → The post Orhan Veli...
  • Turkish National Public Holidays 2020 2 months ago As always, there are plenty of Turkish national public holidays coming up in 2020. I know everyone loves a holiday, but with banks, administration offices, schools, government offices and some businesses closed on these days, it helps to know when … Continue reading → The post Turkish National...
  • Turkey's Multicultural History: Strength in Diversity 3 months ago When Atatürk uttered the words “Ne mutlu Türküm diyene!” meaning “How happy is the one who calls themselves a Turk!” to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Turkish Republic in 1933, he wanted to promote unity. Although the majority of … Continue reading → The post Turkey’s...

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